Saudi Arabia, UAE provide Aden port support to increase aid capacity

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Saudi ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Said Al-Jaber (C) arrives in the southern Yemeni port of Aden to oversee an aid delivery of fuel from Saudi Arabia on October 29, 2018. (File/AFP)
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Yemeni Prime Minister Moeen Abdulmalik (L) gives an interview with the press at Al-Maashiq presidential palace in the southern port city of Aden's Crater district on December 12, 2018. (AFP)
Updated 13 December 2018
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Saudi Arabia, UAE provide Aden port support to increase aid capacity

  • Saudi Arabia and the UAE are providing the port of Aden with support in order to increase relief aid imports to Yemen,
  • They have provided cranes for the port in order to increase the volume of relief and commercial imports

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are providing the port of Aden with support in order to increase relief aid imports to Yemen, Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed said.

The prime minister told a press conference that Saudi Arabia and the UAE provided cranes for the port in order to increase the volume of relief and commercial imports to Yemen, SPA reported on Wednesday.

He praised their efforts to support Aden as part of comprehensive humanitarian operations in Yemen.

Saeed stressed that his government is continuing to carry out reforms at all stages and fight corruption.


Yemeni troops stop Houthi advances, inflict further casualties

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Yemeni troops stop Houthi advances, inflict further casualties

  • The Yemeni army halted Houthi advances in a strategic district in Taiz
  • The army also liberated an important range of mountains in Saada

DUBAI: Eight Houthis were killed Tuesday during clashes with the Yemeni national forces in Taiz, Saudi Press Agency reported.

The militants were killed while trying to infiltrate sites in Tabab, a strategic route into Taiz, southwestern Yemen, the Yemeni military website 26 September News reported.

But the Houthi’s advance was halted by the army, which killed eight of the militia, the source added.

Al-Shaqb front is the main route to Sabr Al-Mawadem district in Taiz province.

Meanwhile members of the army took control of the route connecting the northern city of Saada with Kitaf and Albuqa districts after heavy clashes with Houthis, SPA reported.

The army took full control of the strategic mountain range in Kitaf and advanced towards Saada, inflicting heavy casualties on the Houthis.

Army units found and destroyed a large cache of weapons, 26 September News added.